Handout: Safe places to socialize puppies

Handout: Safe places to socialize puppies

Socialization is an important part of a young dog's early life. Make sure your veterinary hospital clients choose safe spaces for socialization that won't prematurely expose puppies to other pets or diseases.
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Feb 12, 2016
By dvm360.com staff

While the temptation to take that new, not fully vaccinated puppy to places like pet supply stores is strong, remind pet owners that there are better, safer places to shop with their pooch and get some early socialization. Use this handout to help them choose places to practice the socialization exercises you recommend.

One note: Remind your clients to plan socialization with other dogs strategically and with advice from a veterinarian or the preferred veterinary behavior expert.